THE DANGERS OF COVID-19 & THE NEED TO BE VACCINATED
On a global scale, COVID-19 has infected over 381 million people and has caused more than 5.6 million deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. As of 2 February 2022, Australia has seen 2,609,135 infections (297,157 of which are active cases) and 3,888 deaths so far. In NSW, there have been 1,098,290 infections (129,942 of which are active cases) and 1,449 deaths since January 2020.
Our elderly population, those with pre-existing comorbidities (such as hypertension, diabetes, or coronary heart disease), and our front-line healthcare workers are those most at risk of experiencing complications from the disease. Safe and effective vaccines are our biggest defence against this pandemic, which has had devastating medical, economic, and social ramifications.
Vaccines reduce the risk of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defences to build protection.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION ROLLOUT
As at 1 February 2022, Australia reached 49,926,171 vaccine doses.
As at 1 February 2022, 92.44% of the Australian population over 12 have received a second dose.
In NSW, 15,828,350 doses have been administered.
As at 1 February 2022, 94.8% of NSW residents over 12 have received a second dose.
Find more live COVID-19 Data at www.covid.live.au
COVID-19 WEEKLY SAFETY REPORT
Access the latest COVID-19 Weekly Safety Report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.